charlotte shaker Dolls

It's been awhile since I've shared any pics from swaps.

I haven't participated in very many this year because I've been
going through some changes that have affected my crafting.

I'll share that with you one of these days.

This is a swap I'm in right now, with the Marie Antoinette group, 
and it has been one of my favorites.

We used vintage salt/pepper shakers and Charlotte heads
to create a doll for our swap partners.

These are the beautiful dolls I received.

This stunning beauty was created by Terri.

And this darling little angel was created by Melanie.

Terri and Melanie, I love these beautiful dolls!
Thank you so much for creating such treasures for me.

These are the dolls I created for Terri (left) and Melanie (right).

If you have never made a shaker doll, you really should try it.

They were so much fun to make!

And, in an attempt to catch up a bit, here are some fun things that have happened.

Way back in May, I won this beautiful tea cup from this Terri.

She also included some really delicious teas, some
of which I have already enjoyed.

Thank you Terri, I will treasure your beautiful cup.


My work was featured in the Spring issue of Altered Arts magazine.

I'm thrilled and honored to be included in the same pages
with so many extremely talented artists.

I hope you are having a beautiful June so far!

hugs, debi


Anonymous said...

First of all.....congratulations on being published! I will have to look for that magazine!!

Secondly...every doll in this post is adorable in it's own way....I've never heard, or thought of, doing that. Beautiful!

...and I love your new tea cup, it's stunning!
Thanks so much for visiting with me. Hope your day is bright.

Ciao Bella

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. The dolls are beautifully designed and lovely details. Congratulations on being published, I love mixed media and will have to locate this magazine.
Enjoy your treasures and have a wonderful week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful shakers, Debi! I love how they all look unique but would look wonderful displayed all together. Congratulations on being published!

khess136 said...

Oh my, dear friend Debi....where do I begin?! These creations are absolutely stunning and an homage to the creative genius of you and your group! One is more stunning than the next, but I'm especially favoring yours!! Thank you for sharing these...

Marlene said...

They are all so beautiful Debi, I don't have a fav.

Denise said...

WOW!I love all that I saw in this post. I must visit your two friends and see what these dolls are all about.Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Silver Pennies said...

Debi, Congratulations on getting published! I'm happy you are posting and sharing a bit again; so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It certainly hasn't affected your creativity and style - your shaker dolls are amazing! I miss MAMA and all their beautiful work. xox M.

Awishdream said...

Congrats Debi on being published that is such a great honor!...also thank you again for my beautiful Charlotte doll!...I just love her!:)

I hope you will be feeling better soon and back to creating the things you love!
Melanie :)

Charlene said...

I just LOVE those German Doll heads & adore the way you guys did your swaps. Congrats on being published!

A Vintage Chic said...

Well done, Debi--no surprise here! I'll have to go look for that one! LOVE those dollies--some of my favorite things!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!


Cinderella Moments said...

I've never seen salt shaker doll before. They are amazing. I'm totally inspired by you three girls.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, Congratulations on being published and also winning the beautiful tea cup! I love the charlotte doll that you created for me, I will treasure it always, this was such a fun swap. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Tabitha said...

Congrats Debi... love those shakers!!!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such beautiful dolls! What a clever idea to put the heads on shakers.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog not long ago. :)

Elyse said...

hey YOU! congratulations on the publication!!! that is so exciting!!! your work is always so beautiful!

lovely swaps!

i hope all is well, you!

happiest summer wishes


Terri said...

Hello Debi,
Your shaker dolls are incredible! Oh my! I am so glad you shared them. I really have not seen them before. I love all the ones you have shown. You girls must have had tremendous fun creating them.
I am so glad you have enjoyed the tea cup and tea. Yay!
Congratulations on your gorgeous display in the Altered Arts mag!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations of being published! I love each and every one of the shaker dolls...What a fun swap!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Each one is so beautiful, and has her own personality, I love each and every one. Thanks so much for sharing them.

zandra said...

Wow, these are so beautiful! Love them, thanks for sharing.
Hugz, Z

June said...

Oh CONGRATULATIONS Debi!!! That is such a beautiful publication! You are such an artist my friend and these beautiful dolls are just more of the magic you create. I love the dolls you got from your partners too, so lovely.
I hope that the changes you are talking about are not sad ones Debi. Whatever they are...I am thinking of you.
sending love...

Lilac Haven said...

Would love to make a shaker doll. Can you refer me to some directions? They are lovely.